UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California's leading up-and-coming musicians will bring down the house when Universal CityWalk® celebrates "Spring Break Live," a free, outdoor concert series taking place on weekends through May 7, 2011.
The series gears up on Friday nights with KIIS-FM's "Wango Tango Break Out Star" competition from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., followed by the "Universal Music Showcase" from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
On April 8, 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, KIIS-FM's "Wango Tango Break Out Star" will feature energetic undiscovered bands rocking to standing room only crowds. Judged by a panel of industry professionals and championed by online public voting, the acts will compete to win a coveted, performing spot at KIIS-FM's most anticipated Summer concert, Wango Tango, which headlines a slate of A-list talent every year.
The Friday night lineup transitions to the "Universal Music Showcase," highlighting emerging pop, hip hop and rock musicians recently signed to Universal Music Group. Among the artists slated to perform will be Mexican-American rapper Baby Bash, electro pop group HyperCrush and pop-rocker Andy Grammer, recently named one of Billboard Magazine's "10 Artists to Watch in 2011."
Saturday nights at Universal CityWalk will rock to a diverse group of rhythmic bands performing an array of music genres, from pop rock to the soulful sounds of a cappella. Two bands will perform nightly as follows: UCLA's student a cappella groups The Scattertones and Awaken (April 9), rockers A Living Daylight and Avenue 52 (April 16), urban artists The Inheritance and Darius Lux (April 23), USC's student a cappella ensemble The USC Sirens and The Trojan Men (April 30), and rockers Stereofix and Method Echo (May 7).
More information on "Spring Break Live," including a full performance schedule is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com/SpringBreak.
Southern California's top entertainment, dining and shopping attraction, Universal CityWalk is a dynamic entertainment, dining and retail promenade that reflects the area's rich cultural diversity and has served as a prototype for the contemporary entertainment-retail destination. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex offer's L.A.'s best movie-going experience and features a lively mix of dining choices, a collection of contemporary retail favorites, the Telemundo and Mun 2 network offices and production facilities and an exciting range of entertainment choices including mechanical bull-riding, iFly Indoor Skydiving and a variety of live music venues that help define it as "Always Unexpected."
Universal Studios Hollywoood's™ a unit of the Universal Parks & Resorts division of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE (NYSE: GE) holding a 49% stake.
SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood